Impressive Array of Entrants For New Product Awards 2017
This year's New Product Awards entrants for 2017 provided a wide scope of solid considerations for those that will be awarded onsite at WFX in Dallas this year.
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Thanks in large part to a group of 15 judges, each of whom currently works as part of a church tech team, the judging for 49 entrants in the 2017 New Product Awards was completed recently. In all, the judges offered their input on products in the following categories: Audio, Video, Lighting, Media & Communications, Building Materials, and Building Systems. When all the scores were tabulated, there were some rather tight results, on which companies and which products will be honored onsite at WFX at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas next week.
Aaahhh ... but you’ll have to wait a few days for those winners to be announced, as they will first be released at the conference on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.
For those of you who are anxious and interested in reading about each of the entrants and their intriguing products that were up for consideration this year, here they are, broken down by each of the six categories:
New Product Awards 2017: Audio 
DIGITAL MIXING CONSOLE ($1,001+) : Yamaha PM10 CS-R10-S Compact Control Surface
IN-EAR MONITORING SYSTEM : OTOjOY LoopBuds
WIRELESS MICROPHONE SYSTEM : Shure GLX-D Advanced; Audix Performance Series Wireless
LARGE-FORMAT LOUDSPEAKER : NEXO GEO M10 Line Array
SMALL-FORMAT LOUDSPEAKER : Meyer Sound LINA Very Compact Linear Line Array Loudspeaker; L-Acoustics Syva; Galaxy Audio Traveler Quest TQ8
OTHER AUDIO PRODUCTS : Bolero Wireless Intercom System; AX Mark Color Coding Sleeve System; Arria.Live Audio System
New Product Awards 2017: Video 
FLAT-PANEL DISPLAY : NEC dvLED LX Series
PRESENTATION SOFTWARE : Renewed Vision PVP3
PROJECTOR : NEC NP-PX1004UL; Optoma ZU850 DLP WUXGA Professional Projector; Epson Pro L25000U
VIDEO CAMERA : Ross PIVOTCam; Ikegami HDK-73; PTZOptics 20X-SDI Gen 2
VIDEO SWITCHER OR SCALER OR MIXER : Kramer VP-734; Ross Graphite All-in-One Production System
OTHER VIDEO PRODUCTS : Sling Media SlingStudio; Theatrixx xVision Fiber to SDI Converter series; IMT-Vislink MicroLite 2 Video Transmission System; Extron StudioStation
New Product Awards 2017: Lighting 
LED FIXTURE ($1-$1,250) : CHAUVET Professional Ovation B-565FC; 110W Meteor Cylinder Mini Series; LumaStream High Lumen RGB Cylinder
LED FIXTURE ($1,251+) : Chroma-Q Inspire XT
LED VIDEO DISPLAY (INTERIOR) : Absen Acclaim 2.5 Fixed Indoor LED; ROE Visual CB3; ROE Visual BP2
LIGHTING ACCESSORY : German Light Products SNAP
LIGHTING CONSOLE : ETC Ion Xe
MOVING LIGHT : Elation Artiste DaVinci WH; ADJ VIZI CMY300
OTHER LIGHTING PRODUCTS : Mod Scenes Aggro Crag Scenic Panel
New Product Awards 2017: Media and Communications 
GRAPHICS/PRESENTATION SOFTWARE : GoFishMedia Digital Signage
PODCASTING, WEBCASTING OR STREAMING ($1,-$2,500) : Sling Media SlingStudio; target=“_blank”>Matrox Monarch LCS; DVEO ATLAS I
PODCASTING, WEBCASTING OR STREAMING ($2,501+) : Living As One, Multisite Platform
WEBSITE OR RELATED ONLINE SERVICES : Churchteams ChMS
New Product Awards 2017: Building Materials 
New Product Awards 2017: Building Systems 
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